Oakvue Farm live nativity is this weekend

A scene from last year's live nativity at Oakvue Farm.

The local holiday tradition of the live nativity at Oakvue Farm in Bristol will continue despite the farm being sold since last year.

Don’t worry; the sale kept the farm in the family. Ed Gillmore sold the farm to his son, Matt and his family, who are ready to carry on the nativity tradition as well.

“The farm and the tradition of the live nativity will stay in the family,” Ed Gillmore said. His son will be the seventh generation to live on the farm.

The living nativity will be presented Friday and Saturday evening, Dec. 9 and 10, with are two presentations each night. They start at 6:30 and 7:45 p.m.

The nativity started out as a project of the Gillmore family and a few friends and neighbors, said Ed Gillmore. But as the years have gone on, people have experienced the nativity and have wanted to help out too.

Besides the people portraying the various characters in the story, live animals are used. There also is a choir that accompanies the play with music and song. Spectators see the scene inside a barn, so the performance goes on regardless of weather.

“It might be snowing or cold outside, but you’ll be comfortable inside,” Gillmore said.

There is no admission charge, but donations are accepted.

The farm is located at 14700 104th St. (Highway Q) about 1.5 miles west of the Interstate 94.


One Comment

  1. Dawn L. Morey says:

    This experience was a wonderful way to start the celebration of Christmas-remembering Christ’s Birth! I highly recommend it!

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